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Register, Genre, and Style

ISBN-10: 0521677890
ISBN-13: 9780521677899
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $92.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Registers, genres, and styles: fundamental varieties of language
Text varieties in your daily life
Texts, varieties, registers, and dialects
Registers and register analysis: an overview
Different perspectives on text varieties: register, genre, style
Register/genre variation as a linguistic universal
Overview of the book
Analytical framework
Describing the situational characteristics of registers and genres
Introduction
Issues in the identification of registers and genres
A framework for situational analysis
Applying the situational analytical framework in a register study
Analyzing linguistic features and their functions
Introduction
Fundamental issues for the linguistic analysis of registers
Conducting quantitative analyses
Deciding on the linguistic features to investigate
Functional interpretations
Textual conventions: the genre perspective
Pervasive linguistic features that are not directly functional: the style perspective
Embedded registers and genres
A short introduction to corpus linguistics
Small-scale versus large-scale register analyses
Detailed descriptions of registers, genres, and styles
Interpersonal spoken registers
Introduction
Conversation
University office hours
Service encounters
Conclusion
Written registers, genres, and styles
Introduction
Situational characteristics of newspaper writing and academic prose
Linguistic features in newspaper writing and academic prose
Variation within the general registers
More specific subregisters: research article sections
Research articles from a genre perspective
Variation in fiction due to style
Conclusion
Historical evolution of registers, genres, and styles
Introduction
Historical change I: the fictional novel
Historical change II: the scientific research article
Historical change in the patterns of register variation
Registers and genres in electronic communication
Introduction: new technology and new registers
Individual e-mail messages
E-forurn postings
Text messages
Chapter summary
Larger theoretical issues
Multidimensional patterns of register variation
Comparing multiple registers
Introduction to multidimensional analysis
MD analysis of university spoken and written registers
Summary and conclusion
Register studies in context
Register studies in the broader context of linguistics
Register variation in languages other than English
Speech and writing
Register variation and sociolinguistics
Register studies in the broader context of the world
Annotation of major register/genre studies (by Federica Barbieri)
Activity texts
References
Index

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